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Prolific family man

24 March 2010


Bach and some of his 20 children making music, in a 19th-century painting by Toby E. Rosenthal. It comes from J. S. Bach by Calvin R. Stapert, published by Lion (£10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-7459-5286-4). Though he composed more than 1100 catalogued works, Bach was better known during his lifetime as an organist and church musician, and was thought by many of his contemporaries to be old-fashioned

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